Would You Be Upset About The Monorail Being Closed?

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Would You Be Upset About The Monorail Being Closed?

So we were warned before we got here that the Monorail would be closed and we're not upset about it, but I'm feeling really bad for the people who saved up to stay at their dream resort on the Monorail and can't use it. How would you guys feel if the Monorail was down when you were staying at a Monorail resort? (I can tell you that they definite weren't/aren't offering any discount for it)

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I can honestly say it would not bother us one way or the other. We hardly ever use it anyway. We either take the little boat over to Magic Kingdom or we drive everyplace else we go. I can see where some may be upset though if they do not have a car. I am sure it is making the wait for the boats very long.

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scrappy wrote:
I can honestly say it would not bother us one way or the other. We hardly ever use it anyway. We either take the little boat over to Magic Kingdom or we drive everyplace else we go. I can see where some may be upset though if they do not have a car. I am sure it is making the wait for the boats very long.

Yeah that was my first thought too -- Oh that's fine we'll just use the boat. But the boat was pretty much a disaster. On the way there it had to wait forever to dock and had a screaming baby. On the way back the line was so long they pretty much made us ride the bus instead. Which was packed as well. Like I said it doesn't bother us that much, but I fell really bad for people that saved forever for their dream vacation.

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If it was a once in a lifetime thing, yes I would probably be very upset.

The unfortunate thing is, to do work like they are doing, the better of two evils was to shut the monorail down during the day time, rather then the night. I'm sure they went over everything many times before they decided to do it this way.

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I mean... if you really wanted to ride it... you still can. To Epcot and such.... but for me... naw. Im good... lol

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It's tricky, with MK not being accessible except by WDW transportation (unless you walk from the Contemporary.) I think most would be upset. But you just have to roll with it. You can't let it ruin your vacation.

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Am I wrong in thinking that the monorail loop is closed for only certain times during the day and is back in service during the morning and evening hours?

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Vettelover wrote:
Am I wrong in thinking that the monorail loop is closed for only certain times during the day and is back in service during the morning and evening hours?

Unless something has changed that I hadn't heard about, that was my understanding as well.

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It was supposed to be closed between 11:30 - am to 6:00pm each day and work is expected to be done before the end of March.

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That was the times I had heard also. Those times wouldn't affect us much because we are at the parks well before then and don't leave until closing time. Unless we are eating at a resort instead of the park of course. But yeah you can't let one thing ruin your vacation. Things happen learn to be flexible and go with the flow.

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MicRac wrote:
But yeah you can't let one thing ruin your vacation. Things happen learn to be flexible and go with the flow.

Agree 100%

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Only time it may effect is if people wanted to go back mid day or to mk..... but yeah... I dont see it being an issue

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i would not mind but i do hope they are getting a discount because you do pay to be on the monorail

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Yeah, it's 11:30 - 6 I think, which probably messes with us more than most people. Although I'd think one of the great advantages of the Poly was the ease to head back for a quick nap mid-day.

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I would be upset, especially if I had paid rack rate. I don't get to stay on the monorail very often and it is a big deal to me, even though we go to WDW all the time.

In addition my daughter and I were recently discussing how much of a benefit staying on the monorail would be if I needed to be in an ECV full time on a trip. The bus with an ECV just isn't an option for me. I've done the EPCOT boats in one, but aren't the MK resort boats smaller and have a step? I think if I didn't know that the monorail wasn't running and I was booked at a Monorail resort to make things more accessible because of a disability, I would be pretty upset.

I have to wonder if compensation was given on a case by case basis. In the hotel industry when you have to alter your amenities you take a gamble that most of your guests will just understand and deal with the issue. However frequently there will be options of compensation available for people that have been truly put out.

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Being that there are so many options for accessibility , I do not think they would give any discounts. The bus is there and also the TTC is right there also so you can get on the Ferry. We always see a lot of people at the Poly with ECV's going to the TTC to get on the Ferry anyway because they don't like to get on the Monorail with the ECV.